Observations July 2 - 5

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  1. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Basically Perisher/Thredbo gets the best falls, Hotham/Falls are okay, and Buller is abysmal.
     
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  2. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So,
    Nice moisture mass passing over the Alps. Speckle tells us even colder air behind. But it is dryer.
    The low is rotating just south-east of Tassie. So the tail coming in from the SW is our biggest hope.

     
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  3. RadDad

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    BC atm.
     
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  4. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, just normal rain ATM here in the Village.
    It ain't -2, I can tell you that right now!
     
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  5. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    yeh, I know, but if it was -2C, that's what you'd get. ;)
     
  6. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sigh, that's Buller for you... anyway I am going out skiing in the rain. If it snows, I'll post.
     
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    For all the doom and gloom, it's fantastic at Merritt's. Still coming down well. Freshies abound.
     

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  8. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe big, fat, lovely snowflakes on the cruiser cam :)
     
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  9. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    It ain't doom and gloom in the NSW resorts, across the border though...
     
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    Mctavish One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good accumulation of base building at Perisher with shrubbery almost covered in sections. Better than I was expecting & lots of happy positive skiers patiently accepting the queues. Bring on more snow & cold temps.
     
  11. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The next 4-6hours is where it is at for good accumulation. After that it dries out to lighter showery stuff but that will blow around and fill in some holes over the next few days until the next bit of action on Friday.
     
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  12. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    an WA takes another one for the team....
     
  13. OuterLimits

    OuterLimits Hard Yards

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    Eyre Kiosk (Perisher) about 30mins ago
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  14. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now that makes me :D
     
  15. newman

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    You aaaaaaaaaaaaarken beauty!
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah .
    Post of the thread ..
    so far.
     
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    With more solid bands moving head on for NSW resorts on the radar.
     
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  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seems mother nature is deciding to prove my rant stupid!!

    LOL
     
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  19. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Picnic table report looks cold......good to see it accumulating somewhat in Perisher.......
     
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  20. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If only....( part 2)
    still looks like some joy for the Alps.(glass half full)

     

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  21. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't want to be the negative nancy but temps are on their way back up (Perisher). Back to 0.7C in the village.
     
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    North Sydney bears Hard Yards

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    Snowing heavily at smiggins- here at top of only tow open
     

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  23. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    good that it is still snowing,
    what is looking like up the main hill
     
  24. newman

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    Cruiser cam shows pukage!
     
  25. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    they look like hovering all week.
    IMO
     
  26. Chondro

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    Observing it might be time to crank the splitboard out for her maiden voyage next week
     
  27. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Woohoo:woohoo::woohoo:
     
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  28. Ralph_Plow

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    I observe decent pukage at Perisher. Wet stuff but we will take it. Perisher reporting 5cm at 11am. About right.
     
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  29. snowblowa

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    Radar sending westerly blob staright to NSW hills, good on em', poor old Vic tho...
     
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    As per usual ops amusing themselves by forcing everyone in the village to use the begginers ripe toe while there is sufficient cover on the main slopes
     

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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yer another cuppla hours will be minty.
    let's hope the temps keep dropping until then.
     
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  32. SnowBound

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    I observe everyone who complained of "season 2017 is over" and "this is going to be a lean season" has some what settled.

    Patience people.

    It will only get better from here as we head further into July.

    I observe this system was always borderline, and was never a real game changer (IMO).

    All going as planned (more or less) at this point in time (again IMO)

    :)
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    At Perisher I observe about 10 cms snow before 8 am. And a further 10 cms since. Strong winds and at times almost blizzard conditions at Blue Cow. Parked around 8 am so snow on car is since then. Still snowing heavily at 11:30.

    It's wet snow and that's a great base builder!!

    EDIT. Heavy snow down to Wilsons Valley circa 1450 m ASL.

     
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  34. Jellybeans

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    A bit of wet snow at the top of Baldy at Buller
     
  35. RadDad

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    non stop white stuff at BC for the past 3 hrs. Back to FV for lunch and to check out the conditions there.
     
  36. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Right now trying / succeeding snow in Thredbo car park.
     
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  37. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Radar seemed to indicate ppt north of Vic Alps steaming east towards NSW Alps....
    Kelpieboy must be observing some action shortly as it dumps over Tumbarrumba......working dogs may need their coats on.....

    Looks like it's ganna be a wet arvo in Albury/Wodonga.........
     
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  38. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I observe the prevailing weather conditions will make the drive back from Perisher this afternoon a lengthy affair !
     
  39. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This big patch on the radar looks like it is heading straight for the mountains,
    I observe the temperature in Perisher is trying to drop below zero, if it does we will see some decent cover,
    Ps it's starting to look pretty good out there, more snow falling on the cams
     
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    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah I'm heading down on Saturday gonna be a pain if it snows like it's meant to,
    Not complaining though :)
     
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    Ripper !!!!
     
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    Pissing down here actually. Good for the soil.
     
  43. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That's the moisture we need but in white fluffy form
     
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    Puking at Buller!!!
    Some big flakes.
     
  45. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could be my wishful thinking but looks like it might be trying to turn white at the Wilson Valley chain bay (around 1440m ASL I think).
     
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    Certainly looks very "blobby" in that photo of Wilsons :)

    Love the eyre photo - brilliant to see some snow action. :)
     
  47. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This thread needs a re-write of "Said Hanrahan".
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Really chucking it down snow at FV now.
     
  49. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks like it
     
  50. HSVGuy

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    I observe that that is a good thing. :)
     
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